Do good

Rising Joy, by Vicki Matheny

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people. Luke 6.35

The majority of people would not think of doing anything for their enemies. The worst they might do would be to seek vengeance for a perceived wrong that their enemy did to them. At best, they would ignore their presence to the best of their ability.

However, Jesus would not agree with either of those actions. Jesus taught to love your enemies and to pray for them, Matthew 5.44-45. His objective is that you might become more like your heavenly Father.

When someone comes to you in need, generosity is the attitude that we must have, especially if the person is a Christian, Galatians 6.10. We are to do good and not expect anything in return.

God is kind to all men, even those who are ungrateful and evil. He sent Jesus to die for all mankind, John 3.16. May we follow in his steps and practice kindness to all, not just to our friends.


Doing good is doing right, the theme of the book, The Right Kind of Christianity.

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